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A special short course on Inkjet Surface Decoration from IMI’s Industrial Print Academy will be offered at RadTech 2018, May 6 in Chicago. With the rapid development of inkjet applications on products including packaging, glass, textiles, footware, flooring, home décor, and containers, this course will offer techniques for process evaluation, optimization and implementation to help ensure success. The course will discuss crucial system aspects as well as the successes and challenges of inkjet in the diverse product decoration landscape, offering a proven systematic process for connecting the dots from an initial idea to feasibility studies, to development engineering, to system design, and ultimately to production line implementation.

Dr. Alan L. Hudd, Director and Founder, Alchemie Technology, Cambridge, UK will present the course, suitable for engineers, product development staff, managers, business development/planning, and marketing professionals. Key topics include the transition to digital, surface properties, process requirements, and ink selection.

RadTech 2018 features over 100 presenters and 80 exhibitors across manufacturing including UV LEDs, 3D printing, packaging, surface finishing and much more. For more information and to register, visit

Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:01

RadTech Announces 2018 President's Award

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Chevy Chase, MD (February 15, 2018) Molly Hladik, Technical Project Leader with Michelman, was honored with the RadTech President's award, at the group's Annual meeting in Miami in February 2018. RadTech, a nonprofit trade association for ultraviolet and electron beam technologies (UV+EB) presents a special "President's Award" each year to honor volunteer leadership and service. "Molly has offered tremendous leadership and support to our UV+EB community for several years," says Lisa Fine, of Joules Angstrom and President of RadTech. "She currently leads our printing and packaging, and technical conference committees, serves on our editorial board, and until recently served on our board of directors."

Dr. Hladik is also an adjunct professor with the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF), where she helped create a unique online Radiation Curing Program, offering graduate level courses and certification on UV+EB technology. She received her PhD in Chemistry/Polymer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and has established herself as a recognized leader in UV+EB technology.

January 25, 2018

We are happy to announce a new collaboration with The Photopolymerization Fundamentals Conference--the premier scientific meeting for academic and industrial participants--to present the latest research on novel and fundamental questions related to photopolymerization, at RadTech 2018, May 7-9, 2018 in Chicago, IL.

Leading UV+EB researchers from six Universities, as well as the Air Force Research Laboratory, will present their recent research on critical results, and findings that may aid product development. Talks will highlight emerging applications and materials platforms including high-performance fibers, self-assembly, novel polymerization systems and methods of controlling network structure and properties, photo-responsive networks, click chemistry, and light activated dark cure.

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Chevy Chase, MD (January 10, 2018) As the use of ultraviolet and electron beam (UV+EB) processes continues to grow and new applications arise, traditional manufacturing firms are customizing their equipment for these fast emerging technologies. Crucial product and service providers in areas such as fluid delivery, robotics, application equipment, conveyance, controls, testing, inspection, systems integration, and health and safety are increasingly finding their customers moving to UV+EB platforms. To support their efforts to address these new market opportunities, RadTech, the non profit trade association for UV+EB, has started a new Applications Support Committee.

“The depth and breadth of UV+EB technical information, and the networking and partnership opportunities provided by RadTech are instrumental in the growth of this technology and vital to a wide array of manufacturing equipment and service providers,” says Mike Bonner, Saint Clair Systems vice President, and RadTech Board Member. “There are many firms like mine that find their customers are either adopting, investigating, or have expressed an interest in UV+EB technologies, and our goal is to create a resource for them at RadTech.”

The Applications Support Committee meets next at the RadTech winter meeting in Miami, all are welcome, and there is no charge for the meeting.  For more information on the new committee, please visit and contact RadTech at


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Chevy Chase, MD (January 6, 2018) TAGA (Technical Association for the Graphic Arts) and RadTech (the nonprofit trade association for ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technologies) are partnering to offer students cash prizes for the creation of original posters touting the benefits of  UV+EB technology. UV+EB is a fast, efficient, energy saving printing technology that largely eliminates harmful chemicals. The process, also referred to as energy curing, enables new printing techniques and product differentiation. “Students are vital to our mission at TAGA and the future of our industry,” says Wandee Poolpol, ECKART America Corporation, and Executive Vice President of TAGA. “We have been delighted by past student involvement in this competition, and look forward to engaging new students and sharing their creations.”

The winning poster designs will be showcased by RadTech with the name of the winning students and their college/school, at the biennial RadTech 2018 Conference, in Chicago IL, May 7-9, 2018. They will also be published in UV+EB technology magazine and posted to the group’s website, For more information and to register, please visit:


Tuesday, 02 January 2018 20:55

RadTech Elects 2018 Board Members

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Chevy Chase, MD (January 2, 2018) RadTech, the Association for ultraviolet and electron beam technologies (UV+EB) is proud to announce the election of new board members. Todd Fayne, Pepsico; Sunny Ye, 3M; and Mike Bonner, Saint Clair Systems, Inc. were elected by RadTech members to serve a two year term, starting on January 1, 2018. In addition, board members elected to a second term include: JoAnn Arceneaux, Allnex; Mark Gordon, INX International; George McGill, Precision Ink; Alexander Polykarpov, AkzoNobel; Xiaosong Wu, DSM; and Hui Yang, Procter and Gamble.

“We are proud that over the years, RadTech members have maintained diversity on our Board, to include a wide range of experience, application focus and expertise,” says Lisa Fine, Joules Angstrom, President of RadTech. “UV+EB technologies are unique as they continually evolve to serve innovative business opportunities, and our Board plays a significant role in ensuring our group supports new initiatives.” In addition to Ms. Fine serving as President, Eileen Weber of RedSpot is the RadTech incoming President; Jennifer Heathcote, Phoseon, Secretary; Paul Elias, Miwon, Treasurer, and Peter Weissman, Quaker Chemical, Immediate Past President. Returning Board members include Susan Bailey, IGM Resins; David Biro, Sun Chemical; Michael Gould, Rahn USA; Chris Seubert, Ford Motor Co, and Xiaosong Wu, DSM.

We will formally welcome all new RadTech Board Members at the upcoming RadTech UV+EB Technology Expo & Conference taking place at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL, May 7-9, 2018. For details on the conference, visit

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Announcing RadLaunch, a Unique New Accelerator for Ultraviolet and Electron Beam Technologies
Non-Profit Supports Start-up Companies and Innovation

Chevy Chase, MD (December 4, 2017) RadTech, the non-profit for ultraviolet and electron beam (UV+EB) processes announces the formation of “RadLaunch,” a unique, technology accelerator that will support early-stage start-ups and small businesses as they drive advancements in clean, sustainable, efficient, and energy-saving, next-generation technologies. The mission of RadLaunch is to connect technology start-ups to UV+EB industry leaders.

The fast emergence of innovative materials, additive manufacturing/ 3D printing and the use of new tools such as UV LEDs and inkjet, are accelerating the use of UV+EB as replacements for harsh industrial processes and chemicals, and as a way to eliminate waste. Several start-ups are already seeing the benefits of using UV+EB technology, and RadTech is working to support their efforts to lead the future of manufacturing.

RadLaunch applicants will be vetted and judged by Accelerator sponsors including Chris Seubert, Ford Motor Company; Hui Yang, Procter and Gamble; and Mike Idacavage, Colorado Photopolymer Solutions. “Innovative start-up companies may face challenges in making the best use UV+EB,” says Mike Idacavage, Colorado Photopolymer Solutions and Board member of RadTech. “RadTech has identified these potential hurdles and is working to help remove barriers. As part of this effort, in addition to supporting funds, RadTech will offer something potentially more valuable to a start-up -- mentoring and networking to help foster start-up success, especially in the early stages of growth.”

To learn more and sign-up your startup company and ideas, visit Selected RadLaunch technologies will be featured at the RadTech 2018 Conference and Exhibition, May 7-9, Chicago, IL

Contact: Mickey Fortune, 240-643-0517

BETHESDA, MD (November 28, 2017) Ultraviolet and electron beam processes (UV+EB) are becoming vital solutions in the growth of next-gen fabrication, finishing, protection and adhesion technologies for a wide range of applications. RadTech, the nonprofit for the advancement of UV+EB training and education, announces its 16th biennial Conference and Exhibition dedicated to this rapidly emerging field.

With over 100 presentations, the latest innovations in UV LEDs, 3D Printing Materials, Printing and Packaging, Coatings, Formulations, and more will be featured. The event also offers academic educational opportunities in "undergrad" and "graduate" level polymer chemistry and a course on Design of Experiments.

RadTech UV+EB Technology Expo and Conference 2018, the world’s largest industry event, will also include more than 80 exhibitors demonstrating the application of this exciting technology.

Registration is open now and phase one of the technical conference program is available online at

RadTech UV+EB Technology Expo & Conference
May 7-9, 2018
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Rosemont, IL USA

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Chevy Chase, MD (September 25, 2017) Fast emerging processes including inkjet, UV LEDs, and electron beams, offer consumer goods companies a wider palette than ever to create impactful, safe, compliant packaging. Amaury Patin, with the Nestlé Research Center, and Todd Fayne of PepsiCo will share their experiences with the technology at the UV+EB Packaging Conference, on October 24, 2017, in Philadelphia,

This one-day event features a full day of talks, including knowledge panels on migration and regulation, a table top exhibition, and a special session by the Foil and Special Effects Association (FSEA). In addition, RadTech, the non profit trade association for UV+EB Technology will hold a member meeting, open to all, the following day on October 25. This compact, economical, one-day event offers the state-of-the-art of UV+EB and access to leading industry experts. For more information and to register, visit:


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